End-to-end encryption is a system of encryption that allows parties to communicate in a way that severely limits the potential for third-parties to eavesdrop on or tamper with the messages. Third-parties may include government agencies and companies that provide internet, telecommunications, and online services.
Encryption is the process of transforming readable text or data, called plaintext, into unreadable code called ciphertext. After the data is transformed, it is said to be encrypted. The reverse transformation process from ciphertext to plaintext is called decryption.
My family and I have been celebrating Christmas for as long as I remember, but with each passing year, I've become less and less excited about it to the point that I don't really understand why we celebrate it anymore. This year, I'm not sure really sure if I'm happy that we do. At the very least, I kind of wish that we could replace Christmas with something else – maybe a holiday with fewer problems.